International Human Rights Day is celebrated every year on 10 December across the world. For the first time in the year 1948, it was announced by the United Nations General Assembly to celebrate it every year on 10 December. It is celebrated every year on a special date in honor of the United Nations General Assembly for declaring it as a universal human right. Human Rights Day was officially established on 4 December in 1950 at a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.
All member countries and interested organizations were invited to celebrate the day. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights awarded by the Guinness Book of World Records for the translation of the Declaration of Human Rights (into around 380 languages) collection and worldwide distribution. In this event ceremony, a global discussion on human rights is also organized by the High Commissioner through social media websites.
International Human Rights Day 2021 Date
Human Rights Day 2021 will be celebrated on Friday 10th December.
Unique initiative of organizations on World Human Rights Day
In the meeting of UNESCO Club held in Darbhanga, on the occasion of World Human Rights Day on 10th December, public awareness campaign for human rights will be launched. Along with this, jute carry bags will also be distributed among the people to make them aware about the environment.
As we know that poverty is the biggest reason for the violation of human rights, so the fight for human rights cannot be fought without eradicating poverty and providing basic facilities. In view of this problem of poverty, on World Human Rights Day, work will be done by many NGOs to prepare a roadmap to fight poverty. Along with this, the people of the exploited society will be made aware of their rights by giving them information about their human rights.
Know what are the main human rights
Human Rights are those basic rights which provide the right to life, liberty, dignity and equal treatment to all. In such a situation, there are some such fundamental rights which are necessary for every person, these rules and laws have been made for the prisoners of war, from prisoners to ordinary citizens.
- Freedom of Speech
- Right to Freedom and Security
- Right to protest against economic exploitation
- Right to equality on the basis of color, race, language, religion
- Right to equality before the law
- Right to stand before the law
- Right to Freedom of Expression
How is Human Rights Day celebrated?
This day is celebrated by organizing political conferences, meetings, exhibitions, cultural programs, debates and many more events to discuss all the issues of human rights. Many government civil and non-governmental organizations actively participate in human rights programs.
To make the program more effective and successful on Human Rights Day, it is celebrated by fixing a special theme. Human poverty is the biggest human rights challenge in any country. The main goal or objective of celebrating Human Rights Day is to eradicate poverty from human life and help to live life well. Various programs like: music, drama, dance, including art etc. Programs are organized to help people to know their rights and focus.
Many programs are organized with the aim of educating people, children as well as youth about their human rights. Some protest activities are organized to make people aware of areas where human rights are unrecognized and degraded.
Reasons and objectives of celebrating Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day is celebrated by people all over the world to get real rights for human beings. The day is celebrated to improve the physical, social, cultural and spiritual well-being and welfare of people across the world. Some of the important purposes and reasons for celebrating it are as follows:
- Promoting human rights awareness among people around the world.
- To emphasize the efforts of the United Nations General Assembly to progress in the overall human rights situation.
- To collaborate and discuss together to highlight specific human rights issues.
- To encourage and persuade minority groups such as: women, minors, youth, poor, disabled persons and others to participate in political decision making in this program.
International Human Rights Day Quotes
- “The struggle for making citizens the property of the state is the real struggle for us.”
- “Encouraging many of us to paint with a concern for human rights and artistic freedom.”
- “Depriving people of their human rights is a great challenge to humanity by them.”
- “The rights of a person cease to exist when they interfere with the liberty of another.”
- “The rules are quiet in times of war.”
- “Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.”
- “Whenever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place – at that moment – should become the center of the universe.”
- “The greatest tragedy is not the oppression and oppression of bad people, but the silence of good people over it.”
- “We’re just two people. Not that much separates us. More, almost no more than I thought.”
- “No matter how compassionate or pathetic, every human being is destined to have a moment in their life in which they can change their destiny.”
- “Use your freedom to promote others.”
- “You cannot authorize human rights.”
- “Human rights violations today may be the cause of tomorrow’s conflicts.”
- “We believe that human rights should prevail across borders and over state sovereignty.”
- “Injustice committed against any one is a danger to everyone else.”
- “Together we can prevent genocide from happening again. Together we can create a better future for our children.”
- “You are a human being. In reality you have a birthright. You deserve dignity and credit that existed before the law.”
- “Remember that the change you want to see in the world and in your school must begin with you.”
- “If the prisoner is beaten, it is an arrogant expression of fear.”
- “Health is a human need; Health is a human right.”
International Human Rights Day Theme
- The theme of 2012 was “Inclusion and the right to participate in public life” and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- The theme of 2013 was “20 Years: Working for Your Rights”.
- The theme of 2014 was “20 Years of Transforming Lives Through Human Rights”.
- The theme for Human Rights Day in the year 2015 was “Our Rights, Our Freedoms, Forever”.
- The theme for Human Rights Day 2016 is “Today stood up for one’s rights”.
- The theme for Human Rights Day in the year 2017 was “Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity”.
- The theme of the year 2018 was “Stand Up for Human Rights”.
- The theme of the year 2019 was “Year of the Local Language: Promoting and Strengthening Human Rights Culture”.
- The theme of the year 2020 was “Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights”.